Filter tilting unit

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Filter tilting unit

Post by LTHB » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:16 pm

Hello everybody,

I am looking for some kind of filter tilting unit and I have seen the „Skybender“ being mentioned in several threads which seems to be what I am looking for. However I can't find it in the usual web stores.

Can somebody tell me if it is still in production and maybe point me to a vendor who has it available?

Thanks in advance,

Frank

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Re: Filter tilting unit

Post by Montana » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:07 pm

Can you be a bit more specific what you want to do, do you mean a tilting device for a camera to eliminate Newton's rings, or do you want to tilt a filter (which I am not sure why you would)?

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Re: Filter tilting unit

Post by LTHB » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:05 pm

I want to tilt a filter, not a camera. I am tinkering with the idea to put an omega CaK behind a Lunt unit to see if this improves the pictures. A couple of people seem to have used a "Skybender" for similar things, but as I said, I can't find one, therefore my question.

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Re: Filter tilting unit

Post by KMH » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:05 am

I was wondering the same thing for Halpha, as was discussed here:
http://www.astrosurf.com/viladrich/astr ... ntrast.htm

I did find this link for the Skybender, but have not purchased anything yet. Does anyone have any thoughts on the viability of this scheme for H or Ca?

http://www.amplelight.com/?product=skybender-1-25

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Re: Filter tilting unit

Post by LTHB » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:52 pm

Hi Kevin,

thanks for the very informative link to Christian Viladrichs homepage! Very interesting - this sounds as if the idea does make sense. However, lacking precise data for the Omega filters I still don't know what exactly that means for their usefulness. So, if anybody has tried out something along these lines I would be interested to hear about it.

Thanks also for the other link which seemed to offer the "Skybender" units when I was looking three days ago! Unfortunately I didn't really have time then to look into the details - meanwhile the link doesn't work any more. Hm...

Regards,

Frank

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Re: Filter tilting unit

Post by marktownley » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:35 pm

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Re: Filter tilting unit

Post by christian viladrich » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:18 am

Hello,
Beloptics in Germany makes excellent tilt mounts for filters. Very goodquality at reasonnable price
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http://www.astroplanetes.com/

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Re: Filter tilting unit

Post by Astrograph » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:30 pm

Hi,

I keep the Beloptik filter tilting unit in stock. See http://astrograph.net/epages/www_astrog ... GT2125TILT

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